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Meaning and name origin

Somerset \s(o)-mer-set, som(e)-rset\ as a boy's name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Somerset is "summer settlement". Place name: a county in England. Made prominent as a first name by author and playwright Somerset Maugham.


Somerset has 2 variant forms: Sommerset and Summerset.

For more information, see also the related boy name Somers.


Somerset is not a popular first name for males but a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#45355 out of 88799, Top 51%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Somerset for boys. Somerset has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Somerset name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Somerset outside U.S.

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Somersby. Like Somerset, this name is not commonly used.